eqUILIBRIA Seminyak is like a hotel set in a utopian future. Every element of the property is symmetrical, digitalized and perfectly blended into nature. eqUILIBRIA is an exceptional, cutting-edge property in Seminyak, Bali which offers guests a singular, uber-modern and ultra-personalized experience that won’t be easily forgotten.
The property first debuted in 2011, back when it was still named Amana Villas. But as the hotel expanded, the owner also wanted to expand the concept with it, which included changing the name to something more unique like eqUILIBRIA. The property now features 25 villas, bar-restaurant, spa, fitness center, swimming pool and yoga garden.
The design at eqUILIBRIA Seminyak is unlike what most travelers are used to seeing at luxury hotels. Especially around Bali, where most luxury villas fall back on traditional Balinese architecture. The hotel draws on lots of sharp, clean lines, dark square panels and still nature dispersed in between. The absolute symmetry, serenity and silence makes being at eqUILIBRIA feel almost surreal and totally unique.
eqUILIBRIA is comprised of 25 sleek and spacious villas, each with its own private pool. The layout of each villa is unconventional and incorporates many elements of nature as part of the unit. The Pool Villa is connected by 3 sets of sliding doors that open out into the garden, swimming pool and sundeck respectively. The Waterfall Villa is eqUILIBRIA’s bestselling masterpiece: a two-story villa with an infinity pool that flows into a waterfall. Guests wake up to the sound and sight of a sleek waterfall in the bedroom downstairs and can look to the infinity pool and bamboo garden in the living area upstairs. The Signature Villa is also split into two floors with a waterfall flowing down to the bedroom and features a private lap pool.
Although guests will find it extremely difficult to step out of their private villas, exploring the property is a must. Just take a walk down along the bamboo forest next to the villas on the lower grounds. It’s natural and futuristic at the same time, and hidden inside one of the panels is a peaceful yoga garden. eqUALIZE spa is an integral part of the hotel and must be experienced, if only to see the design. Stepping down to the square treatment room feels like entering a vault but somehow it’s incredibly soothing.
Considering the immense artistry of the villas and grounds, it makes sense that the proprietor is a Malaysian architect who wanted every feature of the property to fit into his cutting-edge vision. The hotel’s lovely General Manager, Arie Santoso, tells us the story of eqUILIBRIA’s innovative owner, Benjamin Ling.
Not only did he build the concept but he designed everything. He designed every little thing in the villa including the waterfall concept. You have to see from the demand of the market. There’s a market that loves having modern and simple architecture. Unfortunately Bali has a low number of products that enhance this. So he decided to build something really different because he wanted to accommodate the market that wanted a really modern design.
It’s obvious eqUILIBRIA is definitely trying to push the limit on what luxury service provides and how it’s presented. Absolutely anything you want and need can be arranged, quickly and inconspicuously. Things seem to simply show up when they’re needed. Guests have access to a personal butler available 24 hours a day, who they can easily call on a sleek mobile phone provided by the hotel. Through the low-key secretive Fairy Godmother program, guests can also customize their experience to the max and put in any type of personal request before their stay. At eqUILIBRIA, guests don’t have to think twice about anything. It’s as if anything you want is immediately conjured, which adds to the futuristic component of the experience.
eqUILIBRIA not only offers top luxury accommodations, but it also strives to create comprehensive lifestyle products for the modern traveler.
Equilibria is all about good ideas. The single end is to make the guest satisfied in every aspect. We’re also creating very enchanting products. We have about 35 products which are really unique.
As you know, the market is changing. A long time ago people were only concerned about having a comfortable bed and a hot shower. But now the market is thinking about balance. They’re really concerned about what they eat. They’re really concerned about the environment. Maybe they’re really concerned about having a romantic break. eqUILIBRIA is about balance. We try to create products which balance your life.
There are 6 categories of lifestyle products or “eqSPERIENCES” which aim to provide something every type of modern jetsetter is looking for. These categories include:
- Romance – Couples experiences meant to enhance allure and foreplay.
- Pamper – 24 hour butler services to personalize guest experience to the max.
- Senses – Technological products to satisfy every type of media crave from films, music and Wi-Fi.
- Nutrition – Culinary options for guests to maintain a balanced diet and adhere to any personal dietary requirements.
- Wellness – Spa and fitness products to balance mind, body and soul.
- Green Living – Eco-friendly design, bamboo linens and sustainable materials to preserve equilibrium with the environment.
Innovative, alluring and ultra-modern, eqUILIBRIA is the perfect kind of cutting-edge hotel which features everything fearless jetsetters are looking for. Dare to step into this brave new world of immaculate structures and unforeseen luxury service.
Photos: Nadia Cho